Histology is the microscopic study of tissues and cells, with its techniques providing evidence and visual images of biological and physical science. 

The SBMS Histology Facility provides training and access to specialised microscopy systems for tissue preparation, slide production, and histo-chemical staining to scientists and students within UQ and throughout Australia. 

The Histology Facility is managed and operated by Dr Darryl Whitehead who is available for consultation and advice on histology and microscopy related issues. The facility is also staffed by three highly qualified Histology Assistants, who specialise in specific areas of the field of Histology.

Histology services

Please review the following to discover more about our training, conditions and booking procedures.

Please refer to our Services Price List 

and discuss your needs with us prior to submitting histological samples for processing. Additional information can be provided on Contract Work Request, please submit a detailed contract work request prior to meeting if possible; this will help us to plan and assess your project properly.


Price list

Histology equipment

Discover the equipment available. 

Standard Operating Procedures

Find out how to operate our equipment and stay safe

Staining techniques

Instructions for common methods for staining your samples.


Dr Darryl Whitehead

Ph:  (617) 3365 1929
Email: darryl.whitehead@uq.edu.au or biomedhistology@uq.edu.au 

Mailing Address
School of Biomedical Sciences Histology Facility
Level 2, Skerman Building (65)

School of Biomedical Sciences,
The University of Queensland,
St Lucia Campus, Qld,

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